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Oct222013

2 Education Companies With Significant Insider Selling









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ITT Educational Services Inc. ITT Educational Services provides undergraduate and graduate degree programs through its ITT Technical Institutes and Daniel Webster College. The company provides accredited career oriented education programs in a variety of fields ranging from information technology, criminal justice, health sciences, and more. The company serves nearly 59,000 students at its more than 140 campuses over 39 states and online. For the quarter ending June 2013, ITT Educational Services continued to report upbeat metrics despite its ongoing declines. The company noted that new student enrollments increased 7.5% for the quarter compared to 2012.
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Sep222013

Michigan Charter And Cyber School Bills Lack Quality Controls











"We're going to have all kinds of schools." The lowest 5 percent of underperforming schools statewide will be transferred to the EAS. But according to Wayne State University education professor Mike Addonizio, some worry that the school choice bill could attract low-quality charter managers that are so bad, they affect which schools are brought into the EAS, pushing out still struggling public schools. "It's not because the lowest 5 percent will have gotten better, but that these new schools are actually worse," Addonizio explained. Already, 80 percent of Michigan's charter schools are run by for-profit companies . In Lansing, several education-reform groups are trying to fix the bill by adding quality control standards. But after several conference calls in which the groups -- including Excellent Schools Detroit, former Washington, D.C.
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Unsealed records show PA Charter Cyber School investigation began with inside sources




At a news conference in August, the U.S. Attorney

When the other party on the call said that the company paid $200,000 the prior year, according to the affidavit, Mr. Trombetta said, "Yeah, we definitely need paid this year." Once the funds were in Avanti's accounts, according to the affidavit, Mr. Trombetta treated them as his own. "Trombetta directed Avanti to purchase a plane (which he uses far more than anyone else), to purchase his luxury vacation home in Florida (which he still uses), to purchase his former girlfriend's residence, and to purchase at least one vehicle for his personal use," the agents wrote. He used the condo to entertain personnel from Franciscan University of Steubenville, from which he was seeking a contract, they wrote.
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Sep212013

Everything That You Need To Know When It Comes To Homeschooling



An excellent education is vital, but this doesn't have to take place in a traditional school setting. Homeschooling is increasing in popularity every day. You could become a homeschooling parent and provide your child with the best education possible. If you want to learn more, read this article.

Before making lesson plans, look at your state laws. There are different laws regarding homeschooling. There are guidelines set by the state, but it is up to you to decide how to teach your child and the hours set aside for classroom time. You should probably center your school year around what the local school district does.

It's not easy to have one child in school while caring for a baby. You need to develop a schedule of specific times for each child. You need to be searching for age appropriate activities consistently. While it is important to connect with both your student and your youngest child, you must be able to do so without compromising your ability to teach in the home.

You can take field trips together with other families who homeschool their children. This will help your child feel comfortable with the idea of homeschooling. There is also a chance you all will be eligible for discounted group rates when you go certain places.

It is understandable for a parent to wish to avoid the bad influences associated with public schools, but some social life should always be encouraged. Play dates with local kids, family members or friends are key. You can also play at the park. Encourage your child to join sports teams and other group activities.

Familiarize yourself with your local laws about homeschooling. Homeschooling has different regulation depending on where you live, so do your research. Standardized testing is sometimes required, so make sure you are aware of what to do. Some states might not allow homeschools unless they are registered private schools.

Your lessons should be hands-on. When learning about a new culture, try to make their typical food for an added dimension to the lessons. For example, if you are learning about the Stalin, dinner could consist of perogies and other traditional Russian dishes. Should the focus be on the second World War, various dishes can be made that associate with countries involved in the conflict. This serves as a lesson about events in history and other cultures.

Let your child take breaks to get rid of excess energy and to exercise. This will lessen restlessness and help your child stay focused on his or her schoolwork. Schedule the breaks at certain intervals between lessons, so your kids will know when they have a break coming.

Gaining an understanding of homeschooling really just involves knowing a little about the basics. You now have the basic information. That way, you can make a educated decision about whether it is right for your family. Even if you decide to look elsewhere for your child's education, you can use much of this information to supplement what the public or private schools are offering.
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Sep192013

Unsealed Records Show Pa Charter Cyber School Investigation Began With Inside Sources








Pennsylvania cyber charter schools rally to oppose funding cuts






He used the plane in part to travel with friends to Steelers away games, according to the affidavit. He instructed Avanti to buy a home in Mingo Junction, Ohio, for "his then girlfriend, Kelli Dicarlo," the agents wrote. Mr. Trombetta planned to bring Midland School District superintendent Sean Tanner in as Avanti's owner after his retirement, according to the affidavit. Search warrant returns also unsealed today show that agents took documents from Elaine Trombetta Neill's house related to NNDS, Avanti, a consulting firm she ran called One2One Enterprises and other businesses. Similarly, they found documents in Mr.
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At a news conference in August, the U.S. Attorney

Anthony Williams, and state Rep. Dan Truitt of West Chester, a member of the House Education Committee, who has two sons attending a cyber charter school. Among rally attendees voicing their concerns about proposed funding cuts to public cyber charter schools was Jacqueline Kenny, 12, a sixth grader at PA Cyber. She came with her parents, Jeff and Tracy, and brother Nick, 11, from Volant, a small town in northwestern Pennsylvania. "I really hope you vote to keep cyber school funding and keep the right for us to choose our schools," Kenny wrote in a letter to her legislators, state Rep.
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Sep172013

Necessary Shifts: A Change In K-12 Teacher Education









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Some that show a lot of promise include: Subject-specific recruiting by colleges and universities. The book Teaching 2030, written by 13 experts in K-12 classroom pedagogy, calls for education schools to stop letting in any and every education major in the broad sense of the subject area. Instead, the experts suggest that colleges become more selective to meet the demand of actual student need. Young people that are interested in teaching high-demand subject areas like mathematics, bilingual education, physical science and special education should be viewed as more valuable to institutions of higher learning. This needs-based philosophy addresses actual voids in the industry and better equips schools to meet students' needs.
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GI Jobs Magazine Honors Education Management Corporation Schools as 2014 Top Military Friendly Colleges and Universities






Finance Tue, Sep 17, 2013, 10:04 AM EDT - U.S. Markets close in 5 hrs 56 mins Stock Watch GI Jobs Magazine Honors Education Management Corporation Schools as 2014 Top Military Friendly Colleges and Universities Press Release: Education Management Corporation 22 hours ago 8.37 -0.02 PITTSBURGH, Sept. 16, 2013 /PRNewswire/ --Education Management Corporation ( EDMC ) announced that GI Jobs Magazine has selected schools from all four of the Company's education systems for recognition and inclusion in its list of Military Friendly Schools for 2014. The list honors the top 20 percent of colleges, universities and trade schools doing the most to embrace America's veterans as students. Schools listed have a shared priority of providing military students with focused support.
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